GETTING AROUND WESTERN EUROPE
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Trains in Western Europe are generally comfortable, convenient, and reasonably swift. Second-class compartments, which seat two to six, are great places to meet fellow travelers. For long trips, make sure you are in the correct car, as trains sometimes split at crossroads. Towns listed in parentheses on European train schedules require a train switch at the town listed immediately before the paren-thesis. For safety tips on train travel, see 18.
You can either buy a railpass, which allows you unlimited travel within a partic ular region for a given period of time, or rely on buying individual point-to-point tickets as you go. Almost all countries give students or youths (usually defined as anyone under 26) direct discounts on regular domestic rail tickets, and many also sell a student or youth card that provides 20-50% off all fares for up to a year.
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